Bafana Bafana coach Stuart Baxter wants his side to show the same passion and maintain their discipline when they take on Seychelles on Tuesday.
An own goal from Nigel Hoareau and goals from Thulani Hlatshwayo, Lebo Mothiba, Percy Tau, Dino Ndlovu and Teboho Mokoena saw Bafana thrash the Pirates 6-0 in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifier at the FNB Stadium on Saturday.
The South African national team have now moved to the top of Group E with seven points after three games played, while Seychelles are yet to register their first point in the group.
Baxter wants his side to remain grounded as they head into the return leg against the Pirates, despite their impressive showing on Saturday.
‘I want to see that type of passion when we go there, we are not thinking of the past result. That is gone and this is a new game altogether,’ Baxter told the media after the game.
‘We had a good win but we should not be carried away. There was a new wave, the swagger from all the players; although one swallow doesn’t make a summer, the young players really showed lots of promise and that’s encouraging all-round. The players did a fantastic job.’
He added: ‘We are aware of what Seychelles are capable of. They created two big chances against Nigeria and they would think they have a chance if they sit back in the opening minutes and frustrate us; we need to guard against that.’
Bafana Bafana will now take on Seychelles in the return leg of the Afcon qualifiers when they meet at the Stade Linite on Tuesday with kick-off set for 3:30pm.
Photo: Safa website
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